Welcome to Year 4
Our teacher is Miss Beresford and our teaching assistant is Miss Fox.
This term in Maths we will be revisiting mental and written methods for the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). This will include comparing and ordering numbers, learning multiplication and division facts for the times tables and using expanded and compact methods for addition and subtraction. We will also be finding fractions of amounts, telling and writing the time and using different units of measure for measuring length.
Active learn website: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
In English we begin by looking at stories set in imaginary worlds using the text ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ before moving on to explanation texts where we design our own contraptions and explain how they work. We will then study 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl before looking at some non-fiction texts all about Antarctica.
Our first science topic involves finding out about solids and liquids. By the end of the topic you will be able to identify whether something is a solid or liquid by understanding their properties. We will then move on to learning about sound; how sounds are created and how sounds can be changed!
In Computing we create a virtual world using the programme 'Toca builder' before creating some blogs as a class using ‘Edmodo’. In History we study the Vikings; who they were, what they did and why they came to the UK. In Geography we find out about significant lines of latitude and longitude, in Art we look at sculptures and create our own using Modroc and in P.E we begin the year with Hockey and Orienteering. In French, we start by revising greetings and phrases about ourselves before learning vocabulary to describe the weather. In R.E we look at the religion of Islam and we will be following Lenny the owl through our PSHE curriculum. We also have weekly Philosophy for children (P4C) lessons. I can't wait to get started!
P.E- Our P.E days are to be confirmed. Both sessions will be outside so make sure you have the correct kit.
Reading books- Reading records should be handed in every Monday regardless of whether you have finished your book or not. Reading books can be changed throughout the week.
Spellings- Weekly spellings will be sent home on Thursdays. You should practice them daily. You will then be tested on them the following Thursday.
Times Tables- As well as practicing Times tables in school, you should also be practicing them at home at least three times a week. This can be done on Times Table Rock Stars, Hit the button, writing them out and reciting them orally.
Active Learn- As part of your Maths homework you will be set online games on Active Learn. If you have lost your login details let me know and I will reset them for you :)